A married couple went to he hospital to
have their baby delivered. Upon their arrival, the doctor said he had invented a new
machine that would transfer a portion of the mother's labor pain to the father.
He asked if they were willing to try it out. They were both very much in favor for
starters, explaining that even 10% was probably more pain than the father had ever
But as the labor progressed, the husband felt fine and asked the doctor to go ahead and
bump it up a notch. The doctor then adjusted the machine to 20% pain transfer. The husband
was still feeling fine. The doctor checked the husband's blood pressure and
was amazed at how well he was doing.
At this point they decided to try for 50%.
The husband continued to feel quite well. Since it was obviously helping out his wife
considerably, the husband encouraged the doctor to transfer ALL the pain to him. The wife
delivered a healthy baby with virtually no pain.
She and her husband were ecstatic. When they got home, the mailman was dead on their